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r. ri. V. VOL BROCK, Editor.
Entered as second class matter Atlril 5. 1910
at iVte poet office at Franklinton, La.. under
t2e Act of Congress of March 3, 1859.
Adrertiinzg Rates on Application
Address all Communications to
Era-Letader, Franklinton, La.
.:: Adverti,:ments and subscriptions
;-:. . be o.tinued at regular rates un
..:.k:,aI pasl indebtedness is paid up.
.SUBS 'i'IPT'IO N $1.00 A YEAR
far nkc;nton, La., Sept. 19. 1912
A: ;no uice ments.
The ira-Leader is authorized to
make t ie following announcements of
candid. tes, subject to the action of
the errs in the coming Democratic
For Congressman, 6th Congressional
Louis L. Morgan
For AsRociatc J at.ice of the Supreme
Judge Robert R. Reed
Notice to Subscribers.
Jn compliance with strict and
urgent orders from headquarters
to drop from our roll the names
3 .. of all who are behind in subscrip
tion, we are mailing out state*
: - ments to every one in arrears so
K,. thatyou may attend to this mat
ter before our books are inspect
ed. We don't want to lose a single
name from our list and we don't
¶ý want you to lose a single copy of
your paper, so please promptly
send in your amount due, as this
is not a personal matter at all
but a requirement of the law.
OOY, HALL EXPLAINS
.: ý'There is no one who defends
, the present system of assess"
:. mept and taxation in force in
this tate. All are agreed that
some radical change or revision
: in it is absolutely necessary to
inmeet the increasing needs of the
state. During the last state
t. campaign the imperfections, in
equalities and injustices of the
. systtem were condemned,. and
eich' candidate for Governor
`y pledged himself to use his best
ef, florts, iftelected, to provide a
.. 'ystem by which taxation might
bae made equal and uniform and
: the burden of government thus
evenly distributed. Under the
resent system many owning
roperty of enorvous values have
b able to escape the payment
Srgtheir just portion of taxation
consequence the deficiency
tbe made good by those
e not so fortunately sit.
The relult, has been that
eat burden of taxation has
1 radually but surely shifted
h?} ' shoulders of those who are
iless able to bear it, and they
inow paying as much as they
i ld be~ called upon to contrib
e. But the increase in popu
tion of the state necessities in
o ered evenue for the support
the state government and its
aititutions. If the present
stem of assessment and taxa
tIvcwhich has proved wholly in
9dquate to the growing demands
the state, is to be retained,
i'ex this increased revenue
f·nbeobtained :only by an in
'r se of the rate of taxation.
i6erelief might be secured
o~r gh unitormty of assess..
unts, iut such a condi~tion can
be hoped for under thepres
Si tem. The inevitable re.
aii increase in the rate of
'~o~ uld~ be to increase
-the bbrden of those who
ea and people T
S ghout the
heretofore, in large measures,
escaped taxation. So the prob
lem to be solved is to make am
ple prosivion for all needed reve
nue for the state an to do this
o without increasing the burdens
'r of those who are now taxed to a
n To accomplish this result is
- the underlying purpose of the
plan now submitted for the ap
- proval or rejection of the people
s at the November election.
It would be impossible within
a brief time to discuss the pro
posed plan in all its details, It
- is built around the central idea
of segregating for the purposes
of state taxation certain forms of
property and leaving all other
property to the several parishes
° and municipation to be taxed for
local governental purposes. It
e means almost absolute home rule
for them in matters of assessing
i1 and taxing property reserved to
them. The state wonld surrend
er its right to levy any tax at ;all
e on the remaining property and
also to collect licenses, except on
such businesses as fall within
the scope of its police power
such as the state of intoxicating
liquors, etc. The people of the
parishes and municipalites would
s be relieved of the payment of all
the state tax on property subject
to taxation by them and also pay
ment of all state licenses except
on such as are mentioned above.
- To compensate them far the loss
- of segregated property they
would be given the power in
their discretion to impose upon
the remaining property in ad
dition to the ordinary parish or
municipal tax now paid to the
state under the present system.
For instance, a parish which
would under the present system
pay for the local govermental
purposes a tax of ten mills anda
state tax of six and two-tenths
mills, which includes the pro
posed Confederate Veteran tax,
making a total of sixteen and
two-tenths mills, would, under
the new system, pay no state tax
at all but would, in addition to
the ordinary tax of ten mills, col
lect as much of the six and two
tenths mills tax as might be nec.
essary to meet the local govern
mental needs. Of the total tax
of sixteen and two-tenths mills
under the present system only
ten mills would go to the parish,
the remainder going to the state.
Under the proposed system the
entire amount levied would go to
the parish and the state would
receive nothing. So in no event
could taxation be increased un
der the proposed plan beyond
what would be paid under the
oldplan. Hence, the statement
that the plan would result in an
increase of local taxation is with
out any foundation whatever.
The farmer and other people own
ing the property reserved to the
localities would not have to pay
one cent more of taxes.
Notwithstanding the fact that
taxation within a parish would
not be increased at all, all the
parishes in the state, with the
exception of about four, would
receive more money for local
To illustrate, let us take the
parish of Claiborne for an ex
ample. According to theassess
ment of 1911 on the basis of a
Total aue.sment, loL..................FIaU,1o
Property oagtegated ..................... ,Q O
Lee lO mills srrendeed by pufe
on ~a 5,n .. .......................... .... 4,7.1rs
Net nala to parih........S g,m.ga
Another parish may be taken
at random-say the parish of St.
Total amem ent, 1........................7,0,0,4 1
Roput lersge ..................... 1,9511
Sizmlummasrndmrd by stea on
on ,o.................................. aoImsu
on 51pUn,Uto . ................. 1, ..... ,
I ItJs thus conclusively shown
that without increasing taxation
on the tiroperty remaining for"
p htaxation the parish of!
Ol ,wou!drceive for local
, At the same time they would be
"relieved of the payment of state
licenses except as above stated.
This condition would prevail in
s all the parishes with the excep
s tion of about four, as already
a stated. Anyone who will take
the trouble to make the calcula
s tion can demonstrate the truth
z of the statement for himself.
The parishes that lose will have
e their losses compensated. But
this detail will not be disscussed
2 at this time.
The illustrations given make
t clear the framework of the pro
a posed plan. At some time in
s the near future I hope to discuss
f some of the most important de
s The plan is true to the under
r lying purpose to provide more
t revenue for the needs of the state
a and local government by employ
Sing new forms of taxation and
Sby reaching the tax.dodgers and
" not by increasing the rate of
I taxation. Itis proposed directly
i in the interest of the masses of
3 the people and for their benefit.
1 It would not be .amiss at this
- time to speak one word of caution.
r Unfavorable criticisms should
a not be accepted without inquiry
I as to their real sources, Special
interests have a selfish motive in
t seeking to defeat the plan and it
" is certainly:true that their agents
tland emissaries will pose as the
. friends of the people and endeav
i or to make them believe that it
will work to their injury, Those
seeking further selfish ends
usully appear ip the livery of
" patriots and do not disclose their
real purposes and motives.
Sheriff Sale-No. 2061.
Bank of Franklinton
Daniel E. Sheridan.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue
of an order of seizure and sale, issued
out of the 26th Judicial District Court
of Louisiana, in and for Washington
Parish, in the above entitled cause.
and to me directed. I will proceed to
sell at public auction to the last and
highest bidder, on
Saturday, October 12, 1912
at the principal front door of the court
house at Franklinton, La., between
the legal sale hours for judicial sales,
thie follwing described property. to
All of square 9 in the original town
of Franklinton, Washington parish,
La., per Hoskins map of said pasrish
ano state, together with all buildings
and improvements thereon.
Terms of sale: Cash with benefit of
This 4th day of September, 1912.
T. J. Simmons, Sheriff.
Your Rallirad Firs Frso,
Cut this out' and present it within
sixty days st Dranghon's Practical
Business College. Bloxi,,Mlss., pay
ing cash for an unlimited scholarship
and the College will refund your, rail
road fare. If the fare exceeds $10,
you will get a 610 rebate and 10 per
cent of the excess; if the fare is less
than $10, a $10 DISCOUNT will be al
lowed on in lieu of railroad fare. If
you cannot enter within sixty days,
send money for a scholarship, good to
be used at college at any time and we
will teach you Bookkeeping or Short
hand by mail FREE. Draughon's
Home Study will reduce your stay and
expenses at college 50 per cent. By
the Draugoon improved methods you
can learn as well by mallasat coliege.
For further imformation and for
Catalogue, write DRAUGHON'S
PRACTICAL BUSINESS COL
LEGE, BILOXI, MISS.
This is to certify that a cer
tain promissory note, dated at
Franklinton, La., Oct. 3, 1910
and payable Dec. 2,1910 for $161.
50, with 8 per cent interest from
date. said note being made paya
ble to and endorsed by Elhs &
White, and signed by J R, King,
W. W. Adams and Robert Keaton;
sabject to a credit of $49.90 paid
May 164 1911, has been lost in
transit between the Bank of
Franklinton of Franklinton, La.,
and the St. Tammany Banking
Co. & Savings Bank of Coving
too, La.. or has been lost or mis
laid by one of said Banks, The
public is hereby warned not to
pegotiate or purchase said note,
as saime is the property of the
ST. miany Banking Co. &
THE REASON WHY
Bank of Franklinton
Grows so fast is because
The record of the past success in business, and the financial
circumstances of the officers and directors insure the public
This Institution is a Safe One
It charges its customers nothing for taking care of their
surplus money, but
Pays Them Interest on Time Deposits.
The officers and employees are courteous to every.customer
whether his business with us
Aggregates $10 or $10,000.
And because every one connected with it
Hustles in a Gentlemanly Way
For the interests of the institution.
Now in Our Ninth Year.
H. B. Magee, Pres. Robert Babington, Cashier
W. W. Babington, Vice-Pres. W. C. Hamilton, Asst. Cashier
W. W. Babington D. E. Branch W. P. Bulloch J. C. Green
T. M. Jones H. B. Magea Caz Talley J. P. Wood
Hackley school openedMondav
morning with a large enrollment
Miss Hester Knight left Monday
for Kentwood where she entered
the High School for this term.
W. S. Blackwell went to New
Orleans and will spend sveral
days attending to business.
Miss Anna Blackwell spent
the week.end with her parents
near New Zion.
Work is being done now on
the K. & E. Railroad: it is graded
out about three miles beiond
Little Ina Quinn enter tined
her young friends at her )irth
day party on Saturday afte noon.
Misses Fredie Warre and
Tera Ryals were guests ofAngie
friends this week. /
Mr. and Mrs. 8. D. ve are
visiting friends in C lumbia,
Miss. K n Eyes.
Dr. O. D. Va ado
Office in Bank of F inton
"Dr. Miles' ' e
Raised Me From
''e Grave" Ta.,s,
This is a strong atement to
make, but it is exactl what Mrs.
T!homas Taylor, of um, Tcx;s,
said in expressing h opinion of
"Dr. Miles' Restora e Nervine
raised m from the gra and Ihave
much confidence in it. can never
sayenough foryourgra edicines.
If anyone had offered m zoo.oo for
the second bottle of N ine that I
used I would have said' indeed.'"
MRS. THOMAS AYLOR,
Nervous exhaustion 's a comrn
mon occurence of em livc.
The wear and tear on a nervor!:
system is greater now an at eny
time since the world an. Fs>
sleeplcssncss, poor appet and that
"run down" feeling, n hing is sc
Dr. Miles' N e
Your nerves are yo life anr
lack of vital energy mak existence
s misery. Dr. Miles' N 'ne kti
tone up your nervous sys m.
ask any druggle. If the fl attlefal
to bneft, your moneylst d
MILS MUDIO M. 00. II fIna t
;- .s,. 4
Special Sale Sept. 14th to Sept. 28th.
We are celebrating our 7th anniversary in the business life of
Slidell with a sale that marks an epoch in merchandising in this
We propose to make a new record for low prices and for the
amount of goods sold. Already the people from surrounding
towns are availing themselves of the bargains offered and goods
are moving at a rapid rate.
A great opportunity to buy shoes at half price and less. 300
pairs women's and children's shoes must be,sold during this sale.
Men's shoes at greatly reduced prices. Straw hats, linen pants,
summer underwear, etc., sacrificed to make room for our big fall
We believe it will pay us to sell at some price, for cash, all our
stock of summer goods rather than to carry them over for another
season, hence these offers.
Prices reduced on everything during the sale. Farm wagons
(one horse) complete with spring seat, selling for $30.00 and $31.75.
Write for price list on groceries, etc. Best flour on the market at
$6.25. A splendid value for even money, $6,00,
We are prepared to make prompt shipments, and respectfully
solicit your business. 75c car fare refunded to every purchaser
of $25.00 worth of goods at our store.
We are making many shipments to satisfied tstomers and
saving them money. Give us a trial and let us convince you that
we can do the same for you, We sell everything "your money
back if not satisfied," so all you have to do is to return the goods
at our expense.
Our motto: "Every deal a square deal," is making friends
for us, and our business is growing so fast we are able to make
closer figures than ever, Cash dealing makes friends that stick,
that's why we believe in it. We will appreciate a call or a letter
Shippers and furnishers of everything for the home and farm.
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7 t down the lead
--Cut down the
Shoot the speed shelk and
watch your rield and trap aver
The steel ining gives the speed-grips the powder charge with
iithat olpression needed to put al th dve o the eplouion
And your load t
And with -it Fltorj dg, you're ure of the mme
ped--a uniform rmd of pataern each sad every shell.
Shoot Arrow and Nitro Club steel lined Epert Factory Loaded Shells for
speed plus pttern in any mate of shoegun.
- Remington Aras.Unian Metallic Cartrid Co.
as ro.adway .a. N O. TeA Ci.y
'Don't worry about the future.
We'll all get just what's coming
to us," says the Cincinatti En
quirer, That's just the reason
wbh so many of us need to worry.
I hereby notify the public
that I am applying fora pardon.